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Crisis on Infinite Earths

Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1.
Art by George Pérez.
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format limited series
Publication date April 1985 - March 1986
Number of issues 12
Main character(s) The whole DC Universe
Creative team
Writer(s) Marv Wolfman
Penciller(s) George Pérez
Collected editions
Crisis on Infinite Earths ISBN
Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition ISBN 1-4012-0712-X
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Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue American comic book limited series (identified as a "12-part maxi-series") and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 to simplify their then-55-year-old continuity.[1] The series was written by Marv Wolfman, and illustrated by George Pérez (pencils/layouts), with Mike DeCarlo, Dick Giordano, and Jerry Ordway (who shared inking/embellishing chores). The series eliminated the concept of the Multiverse in the fictional DC Universe, and depicted the deaths of such long-standing superheroes as Supergirl and the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash. Download high resolution version (400x610, 86 KB)Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In Egyptian mythology, Month is an alternate spelling for Menthu. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... The Absolute Sandman Volume 1. ... An American comic book is a small magazine originating in the United States containing a narrative in the comics form. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... It has been suggested that Gaming crossovers be merged into this article or section. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Mike DeCarlo is an American artist of comic books. ... Richard Joseph Dick Giordano (born July 20, 1932) is an American comic book artist and editor best known for introducing Charlton Comics Action Heroes stable of superheroes, and serving as editor of then industry-leader DC Comics. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media. ... Barry Allen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the second Flash. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ...


The title of the series was inspired by earlier crossover stories involving the multiple parallel Earths of the Multiverse, such as "Crisis on Earth-Two" and "Crisis on Earth-Three", but instead of lasting two to five issues and involving members from as many superhero teams from as many parallel worlds, it involved virtually every significant character from every parallel universe in DC's history. It in turn inspired the titles of three subsequent DC crossover series: Zero Hour: Crisis In Time (1994), Infinite Crisis (2005), and Final Crisis (2008). A crisis in the DC Universe is a significant event, usually one spanning multiple universes. ... A crisis in the DC Universe is a significant event, usually one spanning multiple universes. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... Zero Hour: Crisis in Time was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Final Crisis is a comic book limited series to be published by DC Comics, in 2008, directly following the conclusion of the 52-issue Countdown to Final Crisis. ...

Contents

Overview

Prior to Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC was notorious for its continuity problems.[2] No character's backstory, within the comic books, was entirely self-consistent and reliable. For example, Superman originally couldn't fly (he could instead leap over an eighth of a mile), and his powers came from having evolved on a planet with stronger gravity than Earth's. Over time, he became able to fly, his powers were explained as coming from the sun, and a more complex backstory (the now-familiar "last survivor of Krypton" origin story) was invented. Later it was altered to include his exploits as Superboy. It was altered further to include Supergirl, the bottled city of Kandor, and other survivors of Krypton, further watering down the original idea of Superman having been the sole Kryptonian to survive the destruction of his world. There was also an issue of character aging; for instance, Batman, an Earth-born human being without super powers, retained his youth and vitality well into the 1980s despite having been an active hero during World War II, and his sidekick Robin never seemed to age beyond adolescence in over 30 years. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Gravity is a force of attraction that acts between bodies that have mass. ... Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media. ... Superman and the modern Kandor. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ...


These issues were addressed during the Silver Age by DC creating parallel worlds in a multiverse: Earth-One was the contemporary DC Universe, which had been depicted since the advent of the Silver Age; Earth-Two was the parallel world where the Golden Age events took place, and where the heroes who were active during that period had aged more or less realistically since that time; Earth-Three was an "opposite" world where heroes were villains, and historical events happened the reverse of how they did in real life (such as, for instance, President John Wilkes Booth being assassinated by a rebel named Abraham Lincoln); Earth Prime was ostensibly the "real world," used to explain how real-life DC staffers (such as Julius Schwartz) could occasionally appear in comics stories; and so forth. If something happened outside current continuity (such as the so-called "Imaginary Stories" that were a staple of DC's Silver Age publications), it was explained away as happening on a parallel world, a premise not dissimilar to the company's current "Elseworlds" imprint. Showcase #4 (Oct. ... For other uses, see Multiverse (disambiguation). ... In DC Comics, the Multiverse was a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe existed in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... First appearance of Earth-Two Earth-Two was a fictional reality within the stories of DC Comics. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... Earth-Three is a fictional alternate universe set in the DC Comics Universe. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, at Fords Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Earth Prime (or Earth-Prime) is a term sometimes used in works of speculative fiction involving parallel universes or a multiverse, and refers either to the universe containing our Earth, or to a parallel world with a bare minimum of divergence points from Earth as we know it. ... Julius Julie Schwartz (June 19, 1915 – February 8, 2004) was a comic book and pulp magazine editor, and a science fiction agent and prominent fan. ... Showcase #4 (Oct. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Some have said that, over the years as new readers were introduced to the DC Universe, the "multiverse" theory — with its attendant multiple versions of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, et al. — served to confuse those who did not have a working knowledge of DC's history. The editorial objective of Crisis on Infinite Earths was to streamline all of these parallel worlds into a single, consistent backstory, and thus hopefully make the DC Universe more "approachable" to new readers. It was also to free the company's writers from the "baggage" of 50 years of (dis)continuity. For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ...


The series was highly successful from a marketing standpoint, generating renewed interest in the company's books, enticing readers with the clichéd – but in this case accurate – tagline that "the DC Universe will never be the same." The story itself was rooted firmly in the cliché of "superheroes battle to save the world", but its unprecedented scope and its great attention to both drama and detail satisfied readers with its story. Along with Alan Moore's Watchmen and Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, it contributed to the commercial and creative revitalization of DC Comics, which had been dominated in the market by rival publisher Marvel Comics throughout the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ... For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Watchman. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... The premiere issue of the series Spoiler warning: The Dark Knight Returns (known as DKR by fans) is a superhero comic book story published by DC Comics between 1985 and 1986, starring Batman. ... This article is about the comic book company. ...


Crisis also helped popularize the formula of the line-wide "crossover" comic book series, a concept first seen in Marvel's Contest of Champions (1983) and Secret Wars (1984). Since 1985, superhero publishers such as DC and Marvel have had frequent "summer crossover" series designed to tie many of their comic book titles together under a single storyline (and thus sell more comic books). It has been suggested that Gaming crossovers be merged into this article or section. ... Contest of Champions #1. ... Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars is the name of a twelve-issue Marvel Comics comic book limited series produced between 1984 and 1985, and a Mattel toy line that reflected the series. ...


Origins

The title was originally conceived to be a celebration of DC's 50th anniversary; however, Marv Wolfman and Len Wein saw it as a chance to clean up DC's rather convoluted continuity (which was thought to have put many new readers off buying DC titles) that had built up over that time. The term "Crisis" was a word used frequently in DC Comics of the time, as it denoted an inter-dimensional crossover, such as the yearly Justice League/Justice Society crossovers that began with "Crisis on Earth-Two". Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... Len Wein (born June 12, 1948, New York City, New York) is an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics Swamp Thing and for reviving Marvel Comics X-Men. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... A crisis in the DC Universe is a significant event, usually one spanning multiple universes. ...


Wolfman came up with an idea which would reach across the entirety of the DC Universe and its 50-year history. First of all, he came up with the character of the Monitor who was initially a faceless character used in many of DC's titles over the course of a year. The Monitor supplied DC's villains with equipment in order to test its heroes for the Crisis ahead. As a result, the character was seen to be a villain himself and his real reasons were not revealed to the reader until Crisis #1. The Monitor was a character created by comic book writer Marv Wolfman and comics artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. ...


Plot summary

The Anti-Monitor fights heroes from eight Earths. Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #12. Art by George Pérez.
The Anti-Monitor fights heroes from eight Earths. Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #12. Art by George Pérez.

The story introduces readers to two near-omnipotent beings, the good Monitor and the evil Anti-Monitor, who had been created as a result of the same experiment that created the Multiverse. The Monitor made cameo appearances in various DC comic book series for two years preceding the publication of the series and at first appeared to be a new supervillain, but with the onset of the Crisis, he was revealed to be working on a desperate plan to save the entire Multiverse from destruction at the hands of the Anti-Monitor. The Crisis series highlighted the efforts of DC Comics' superheroes to stop the Anti-Monitor's plan. Under the initial guidance of the Monitor, a select group of heroes was assigned to protect massive "tuning forks" designed to merge the surviving Earths into one that could be protected from the antimatter that had already annihilated untold numbers of alternate Earths. Eventually the conflict grew, and nearly every DC hero became involved in the battle. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Omnipotence (literally, all power) is power with no limits or inexhaustible, in other words, unlimited power. ... The Monitor was a character created by comic book writer Marv Wolfman and comics artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. ... The Anti-Monitor is a fictional comic book supervillain, the antagonist of the 1985 DC Comics miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... For other senses of this term, see antimatter (disambiguation). ...


The Monitor is murdered by his own assistant, Harbinger, while she is temporarily possessed by one of the Anti-Monitor's "shadow demons," but he expected the attack and allowed it to happen so his death would release enough energy to protect the last five parallel Earths (the homes of the known DC Universe) long enough for the heroes to lead an assault on the Anti-Monitor, under the guidance of the Monitor's assistants, Harbinger, Alexander Luthor, Jr., and Pariah. The villain is forced to retreat, but at the cost of Supergirl's life. Harbinger is a DC Comics character created in the early 1980s. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ... Pariah is a fictional scientist published by DC Comics. ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media. ...


This lull in the war provides some breathing room for the heroes, but the various supervillains join forces under Brainiac and Lex Luthor to conquer the Earths, while the Anti-Monitor causes chaos on the Earths by forcing the Psycho-Pirate to manipulate the emotions of their inhabitants. The second Flash dies stopping the Anti-Monitor's backup scheme of destruction (to use an anti-matter cannon to penetrate the protective aura). The Spectre halts the hero/villain conflict, warning that the Anti-Monitor is traveling to the beginning of time to prevent the Multiverse's creation. Heroes and villains join forces in response with the heroes travelling to stop the Anti-Monitor, and the villains traveling to the planet Oa in antiquity to prevent the renegade scientist Krona from performing a historic experiment that would allow the Anti-Monitor to succeed in his efforts. Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the superhero Superman. ... The Psycho-Pirate was the name of two DC comics supervillains. ... Barry Allen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the second Flash. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... For other uses of Oa and oa, see OA. Oa is a fictional planet located at the center of the DC Comics Universe. ... Krona is a fictional extraterrestrial villain in the DC Comics universe. ...


The villains fail, and Krona proceeds with his experiment, while the heroes support the Spectre, whose battle with the Anti-Monitor creates an energy overload that shatters space and time. With that, a single universe is created and all the superheroes return to a present-day reality where the various elements of the five Earths were fused into one, with no one except the people present at the battle at the dawn of time remembering the original reality.


The Anti-Monitor attacks one last time, transporting Earth to the Anti-Matter universe and summons a massive horde of shadow demons. However, he falls to a carefully planned counter-attack, culminating in a battle with Kal-L (the Earth-2 Superman), Alexander Luthor of Earth-3 and Superboy of Earth-Prime, with some unexpected last-second help from the New Gods' adversary, Darkseid. As the Anti-Monitor crashes into a star and dies, Alex sends himself, Earth-2 Superman, Earth-2 Lois Lane, and Earth-Prime Superboy into a paradise reality. Kal-L is the Kryptonian birth name of the Earth-Two Superman, a fictional character who is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ... Superboy-Prime is a fictional character, a superhero turned supervillain in the DC Universe. ... Darkseid is a fictional comic book supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... For the Dutch girl group, see Loïs Lane. ...


The aftermath of the crisis plays out a few pages later, including Wally West becoming the new Flash. The final page shows the Psycho-Pirate, who was now imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, talking to himself in a monologue: "I'm the only one left who remembers the infinite Earths. You see, I know the truth. I remember all that happened, and I'm not going to forget. Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same. But those were great days for me... I had a good friend in the good old days, really. He was the Anti-Monitor. He was going to give me a world to rule. Now he's gone, too. But that's okay with me. You see, I like to remember the past because those were better times than now. I mean, I'd rather live in the past than today, wouldn't you? I mean, nothing's ever certain anymore. Nothing's ever predictable like it used to be. These days... y-you just never know who's going to die... and who's going to live." The Psycho-Pirate was the name of two DC comics supervillains. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... A monologue, pronounced monolog, is a speech made by one person speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing a reader, audience, or character. ...


Tie-In issues

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Post-Crisis

Characters and other elements established before Crisis on Infinite Earths (especially those eliminated by it) are considered pre-Crisis, and revised ones are considered post-Crisis. However, with the advent of the 2005-2006 mini-series Infinite Crisis (see below and main article), another continuity-altering storyline, pre- or post-Crisis alone is no longer a definitive identifier; it is now necessary to make clear which Crisis one is referring to. A recent term adopted because of this problem is "Crisis-era," which refers to all the events between the two crises. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ...


Crisis was used by DC as an opportunity to wipe much of its slate clean and make major changes to many of their major revenue-generating comic book series. Frank Miller's revamp of Batman with Batman: Year One, George Pérez's relaunching of Wonder Woman (see Gods and Mortals), and John Byrne's reboot of Superman (see The Man of Steel) all took place shortly following Crisis on Infinite Earths, and changed substantial elements of the characters' backstories. This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ... For other uses of John Byrne, see John Byrne (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Man of Steel was a six-issue comic book limited series released in 1986 by DC Comics, several months after the 12-issue limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths completed. ...


Several other titles which were not significantly retconned were taken in very different directions following Crisis. The Flash was relaunched starring a younger main character, the previous Flash's sidekick, Kid Flash (also known as Wally West). Green Lantern was briefly changed to Green Lantern Corps, chronicling the adventures of a group of Green Lanterns led by Hal Jordan and stationed on Earth. The Justice League of America title was cancelled, to be replaced by a new series entitled simply Justice League, featuring a new and uniquely diverse cast, many of them drawn from what had been different universes in DC's pre-Crisis multiverse. While some of these revamps of classic superheroes were less successful than others, their new beginnings can generally be attributed to the success of Crisis on Infinite Earths. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... For the science fiction author, see Wallace West. ... The Green Lantern redirects here. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ...


The "Post-Crisis" Crisis

Since Crisis on Infinite Earths created a new, singular universe, with a new back history, the Crisis event itself (as told in the limited series) is obviously not part of it. Regardless, across time, various "revised" DC Universe characters have referenced a past event called "Crisis." In this history, many heroes opposed the Anti-Monitor, who sought to destroy the (single) positive-matter universe in favor of his anti-matter universe. Supergirl did not die as she did not yet exist, but Barry Allen sacrificed his life to save the universe. Examples where this interpretation does not fit are: Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Barry Allen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the second Flash. ...

  • Superman #8: Superman was referred to mistakenly as Superboy (the young Clark Kent from the Time Trapper's Pocket Universe) by the Legion of Super-Heroes. He recalls meeting a Superboy (Earth-Prime) during the Crisis and that he wasn't around long enough to make any enemies. The problem is that Earth-Prime Superboy shouldn't be remembered.
  • Legion Of Super-Heroes #38: during the mourning of Superboy, a statue of Supergirl is seen. The statue like the others in the background are made in dedication to fallen Legionnaires. The Supergirl statue would be removed when DC enforced her no longer existing.

The majority of DC Universe characters are unaware that the original, multiverse-wide Crisis on Infinite Earths occurred. Although the characters who were present at the epic battle at the dawn of time (Crisis on Infinite Earths #10, "Death at the Dawn of Time") - Psycho-Pirate, Lady Quark, Harbinger, and Pariah - were initially treated as exceptions, this idea did not stick. There have been occasional references to the event. A 2002 storyline in the Supergirl comic book saw the original pre-Crisis Supergirl landing on post-Crisis Earth, for example, and established that the Spectre, being able to see across dimensions and timelines, is aware the Crisis occurred. In addition, Grant Morrison's run on Animal Man, heralded for its deconstruction of the concept of the comic book, initiated a "Second Crisis" in which characters such as the original Crime Syndicate of America from Earth-Three came back to life thanks to the Medusa Mask owned by the Psycho-Pirate, who remembered the original Crisis. Per Degaton is aware of the pre-Crisis timeline; he told the JSAs of the present and of 1951 that he would retcon them out of existence the same way the Huntress of Earth-Two was. With the Fourth World existing outside the Multiverse proper, Darkseid has also acknowledged the events of the Crisis. Members of the Green Lantern Corps were also aware of the Crisis, even though none participated in the battle at the beginning of time. Corps member Ch'p, the only Earth 1 character to have his timeline completely erased by the Crisis, was nonetheless recognized by his fellow Green Lanterns.[3] John Constantine is also aware of the Crisis, as seen in Swamp Thing vol. 2, issue 70; additionally, a folder titled "Crisis" was seen in Constantine's possession in Hellblazer issue 10. Finally, in the Planetary special Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth, it was implied that Elijah Snow had somehow temporarily left the Wildstorm universe to witness the Crisis. Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... The Psycho-Pirate was the name of two DC comics supervillains. ... In the DC Comics 12-issue limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, Lady Quark was one of the rulers of her home world, Earth-Six where the Revolutionary War was won by England. ... Harbinger is a DC Comics character created in the early 1980s. ... Pariah is a fictional scientist published by DC Comics. ... For other uses, see Supergirl (disambiguation). ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Animal Man (Buddy Baker) is a fictional DC Comics superhero. ... A crisis in the DC Universe is a significant event, usually one spanning multiple universes. ... The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... Per Degaton is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain who can travel through time. ... The New Gods #1 (February-March 1971) featuring Orion. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... In the DC Universe, Chp of the planet Hlven was a member of the Green Lantern Corps; like all Hlvenites, he resembled a somewhat anthropomorphic combination between a squirrel and a chipmunk. ... The Earths of the Multiverse and the different variations of The Flash inhabiting each one. ... John Constantine (born May 10, 1953 in Liverpool, England) is the fictional protagonist of the comic series Hellblazer. ... For other uses, see Swamp Thing (disambiguation). ... Hellblazer is a contemporary horror comic book series published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics. ... Planetary is an adjective meaning relating to a planet or planets. ... Elijah Snow is a fictional character from the comic book, Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday. ... WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm or Wildstorm, is a publishing imprint and studio of American comic book publisher DC Comics. ...

The death of Supergirl. Art by George Pérez.
The death of Supergirl. Art by George Pérez.

Download high resolution version (400x610, 74 KB)Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 featuring Superman and Supergirl. ... Download high resolution version (400x610, 74 KB)Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 featuring Superman and Supergirl. ... New Teen Titans #1. ...

Deaths during Crisis

The following DC characters were explicitly shown to have died during Crisis on Infinite Earths:

Some of the dead characters reappeared or disappeared in some way later: Alexander Luthor, Jr. ... For the Dutch girl group, see Loïs Lane. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the superhero Superman. ... Angle Man is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. ... The Anti-Monitor is a fictional comic book supervillain, the antagonist of the 1985 DC Comics miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... Aquagirl is the name of several fictional characters who were superheros from DC Comics. ... Bug-Eyed Bandit is a DC Comics supervillain. ... Clayface is a name used by several DC Comics fictional characters, most of them possessing clay-like bodies and shapeshifting abilities. ... The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... For other uses, see Hawk and dove (disambiguation). ... One of Joe Kuberts evocative covers for Sgt. ... Easy Company is the name of a fictional comic book World War II US Army infantry unit led by Sgt. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... This article is about the first Green Arrow, Oliver Queen. ... The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics. ... Icicle is the name of two fictional DC Comics supervillains. ... Immortal Man is a superhero in the fictional DC Comics Universe, featured in issues 177 (June 1965; his first appearance), 185, 190 and 198 of Strange Adventures. ... Kole is a fictional superhero in the DC Universe. ... Lori Lemaris is a fictional character in the Superman comic books published by DC Comics. ... The Losers was a comic published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Jock. ... Mirror Master is a fictional character, a recurring foe of the Flash with large technical knowledge and skills involving the use of mirrors. ... The Monitor was a character created by comic book writer Marv Wolfman and comics artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. ... Nighthawk is a fictional character, a cowboy in the DC Comics universe. ... Prince Ra-Man is a fictional comic book character who appeared in stories in House of Secrets #73-80, published by DC Comics. ... Category: Possible copyright violations ... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Shaggy Man is a DC Comics character, an indestructible hair-covered monster who fought the Justice League of America in the 1960s, and who was defeated only by being faced with his exact duplicate. ... Starman is a name used by several different fictional DC Comics superheroes, most prominently Ted Knight and his son Jack. ... Heroe local de Japon que junto a Sol Naciente (Otro heroe de Japon) se unieron para salvar a la tierra reformada (numero final de crisis en las tierras infinitas) de el ultimo ataque perpetrado por Antimonitor. ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media. ... Ten-Eyed Man is a DC Comics supervillain. ...

  • Gunner showed up alive and well later in the comic Creature Commandos (albeit with cybernetic enhancements)
  • A Hawkman issue revealed that Nighthawk is believed to have died under different circumstances
  • Lori Lemaris' death has been erased from continuity
  • The Crime Syndicate were later brought back into continuity in the comic JLA: Earth 2 (however, this is a different version of the Crime Syndicate, from the anti-matter earth in the universe of Qward, as opposed to the pre-Crisis version on Earth-Three)
  • It was revealed in James Robinson's Starman comics that Prince Gavyn's spirit actually survived and bonded with the superhero Will Payton
  • Psimon was resurrected

For other meanings of the term, see Hawkman (disambiguation) Hawkman is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Category: Possible copyright violations ...

New characters and changes

Several new characters were introduced in Crisis. The Monitor's assistant, Harbinger, and scientist Pariah played major roles in the story. Lady Quark was introduced as a survivor of one of the destroyed worlds. A new Doctor Light, this time heroic and female, was introduced. The former Charlton Comics characters - notably Blue Beetle II - were introduced to the DC Universe. Pariah is a fictional scientist published by DC Comics. ... Doctor Light is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Big C logo, used from Sept. ... Blue Beetle is the name of three fictional comic book superheroes. ...


After the Crisis, former Kid Flash Wally West took over the mantle of his predecessor The Flash. Jonah Hex was transported to a post-apocalyptic future but this did not prove popular and subsequent stories brought him back to the Wild West. The JSA member Wildcat was briefly replaced by his god-daughter, Yolanda Montez. The Guardians of the Universe departed for an unknown dimension, and the Green Lantern Corps was reorganized, with Hal Jordan leading a team of Green Lanterns based on Earth. Further, the Black Canary character was split into two persons – the "original" Black Canary (Dinah Drake Lance) and the "new" Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance, daughter of the original). Kid Flash is the name of three fictional characters, all superheroes, in the DC Comics universe. ... For the science fiction author, see Wallace West. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... Jonah Hex is a Western comic book anti-hero, created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga, and published by DC Comics. ... Apocalyptic fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction (or, in some cases, the more general category speculative fiction) that is concerned with the end of civilization through nuclear war, plague, or some other general disaster. ... The cowboy, the quintessential symbol of the American Old West, circa 1887. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... Wildcat is the name of four DC Comics characters, three of them superheroes. ... Yolanda Montez is a fictional superheroine in DC Comics universe. ... The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ...


Continuing continuity issues

The changes made in the wake of Crisis were not implemented consistently. The series was published over the course of a year, with ongoing series continuing simultaneously. In addition, several stories set in the previous continuity were published following the series' final issue. Initially, characters who were present at the final battle in the Dawn of Time remembered their original histories in addition to their post-Crisis histories. Furthermore, revamped or relaunched versions of titles debuted at different times, with DC continuing to feature old versions of characters until new versions were launched, sometimes a year or more later. As a consequence, a series intended to streamline DC continuity introduced additional complexities.


The new version of Hawkman did not appear until 1989; this raised questions about the character who had been appearing with the post-Crisis heroes since 1986. Similar problems faced the Legion of Super-Heroes, which had been affected by the removal of Superboy from continuity. Two female characters, Donna Troy and Power Girl also encountered continuity problems in the new DC universe. In 1994, DC's mini-series Zero Hour attempted to resolve these conflicts by again rebooting the DCU, this time with fewer wholesale revisions. For other meanings of the term, see Hawkman (disambiguation) Hawkman is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... LSH redirects here. ... Superboy is a fictional superhero who appears in DC Comics. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58 (January/February 1976). ... Zero Hour: Crisis in Time was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The erasure of Superman's cousin Supergirl from DC continuity was slowly revised in the years after 1986; a variety of characters named Supergirl were introduced. In 2004 DC introduced a Supergirl whose background closely matched the pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El of Krypton. For other uses, see Supergirl (disambiguation). ...


Infinite Crisis

Main article: Infinite Crisis

Infinite Crisis, a seven-issue limited series launched in 2005, revisits many elements of the original Crisis, with Earth Two's Superman Kal-L returning to mainstream "reality," accompanied by Earth-Three's Alexander Luthor, Jr. and Earth-Prime's Superboy. The series concluded with the creation of a "New Earth", in which certain elements of the DC Universe were changed. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Kal-L is the Kryptonian birth name of the Earth-Two Superman, a fictional character who is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ...


In addition, the sequel series, 52 ends with the DC Multiverse being restored, albeit with only 52 parallel worlds. 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... In DC Comics, the Multiverse was a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe existed in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ...


Final Crisis

Main article: Final Crisis

Final Crisis is a comic book limited series to be published by DC Comics, in 2008, directly following the conclusion of the 52-issue Countdown to Final Crisis. ...

Spin-offs

There have been a number of spin-offs and tie-ins. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... A tie-in is an authorized product that is based on an existing or upcoming media property, such as a movie or video/DVD, computer game, video game, television program/television series, board game, web site, role-playing game or literary property. ...


Action figures

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC Direct issued a series of Crisis action figures. However, due to quality-control problems, DC Direct recalled the toys and asked retailers to cut off the heads and ship them back to DC Direct. They were re-released on June 28, 2006. DC Direct[1] is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, the Time Warner subsidiary that publishes comic books and licenses characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Batman, Batgirl and Hawkgirl. ... Zarbon action figure from Dragon Ball Z made by Bandai An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first wave includes action figure representations of Earth-2 Robin, Supergirl, the Monitor, Harbinger, and Psycho Pirate. The second wave includes action figure representations of the Flash (Barry Allen), Earth-2 Superman, the Anti-Monitor, Lex Luthor and Brainiac. A third wave has been recently released and includes action figure representations of Earth-Prime Superboy, Batman, a Weaponer of Qward, Earth-2 Huntress, and the female Dr. Light. There is no word at this time whether or not a fourth wave of figures are in the works. Harbinger is a DC Comics character created in the early 1980s. ...


Novelization adaptation

The ibooks, Inc., under the distribution of Publishers Group West, adapt the comic book miniseries as novelization with one of its writers Marv Wolfman. The whole event was narrated by Barry Allen himself. The hardcover version was released on April 2005 (ISBN 1-59687-290-X} and the paperback was release on February 2006 (ISBN 1-59687-343-4). Cover art was by George Pérez and Alex Ross. Barry Allen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the second Flash. ...


Heroclix Expansion

On Feburary 28th, 2008, a DC Heroclix set entitled CRISIS was released. The set is the most current, sucessful, and popular set. The set contained 16 commons, 16 uncommons, 16 rares and 12 Super-Rares. The set included 2 very valuable Superman chase figures (One E-2 version, and one Kingdom Come Superman) where you had a 1:50 chance of pulling one. The set also contained 8 LE feats and characters, along with a World's Finest figure that was accessible by buying a shrinkwrapped box of 10 packs, limited to 5000 figures. Packs come with 5 random figures, and 1 feat/BFC/Event dial. DC may stand for: // A. P. de Candolle in botanical nomenclature, a botanist who developed an extensive system of botanical classification Dendritic cell, a type of immune cell Doctor of Chiropractic, a health care profession DC Shoes, a clothing company that deals primarily with skateboarding gear. ... HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game produced by WizKids, Inc. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... The Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is the United States Navys all-weather, aircraft carrier-based tactical warning and control system aircraft. ... Kingdom Come is an informal phrase meaning the next world or the end of time, derived from Thy kingdom come in the Christian Lords Prayer; e. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Worlds Finest Comics was a comic book series published by DC Comics from 1941 to 1986. ...


Bibliography

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths #1–12 (April, 1985–March, 1986). Collected in hardcover (1998; ISBN 1-56389-434-3), and as a trade paperback (2001; ISBN 1-56389-750-4)[4] with original cover art by Alex Ross.
  • Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index (March, 1986). A one shot publication providing a detailed description on each issue of the series, a list of alternate Earths, and a history of the Multiverse concept.
  • Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Cross-Over Index (July, 1986). A one shot publication providing summaries of every comic book issue connected to the Crisis storyline, descriptions of alternate Earths, and a list of every character that appeared in Crisis.
  • Marv Wolfman, Crisis on Infinite Earths (IBooks, 2005; ISBN 0-7434-9839-9). A novelization, told from the perspective of the Flash.
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition, (DC, 2005; ISBN 1-4012-0712-X).[5] An oversized, slipcased, hardcover edition. The first volume reprints the limited series; the second provides extras, including scripts, commentries, retrospectives and reprints the two indexes.

In comics, a trade paperback (TPB or simply trade) specifically refers to a collection of stories originally published in comic books reprinted in book format, usually capturing one story arc from a single title or a series of stories with a connected story arc or common theme from one or... Nelson Alexander Alex Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book painter, illustrator and plotter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. ... Official DC Index is a series of comic books released by Independent Comics Group (an imprint of Eclipse Comics) during the 1980s, which featured synopses of several DC Comics series. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... DC Comics Absolute Editions are a series of archival quality printings of graphic novels published by DC Comics and Wildstorm Productions. ...

Parodies and homage references

  • Issues #4 and 5 (1991) of Marvel Comics' Mighty Mouse were titled "Mices on Infinite Earths," and had Mighty Mouse meeting Mighty Mousette and helping the Minotaur, Harebinger, and Piranha fight the evil and powerful Anti-Minotaur. Issue #4 has a cover by George Pérez that parodies Crisis #7,[7] and Perez also drew the cover of issue #5, which parodies Crisis #12.[8]
  • Crisis, along with other crossovers and "event" comics, was parodied by Simpsons Comics in the Radioactive Man series. Radioactive Man #679 (September 1994), written by Steve Vance, is entitled "Who Washes The Washmen's Infinite Secrets Of Legendary Crossover Knight Wars?"[9] In one issue, Radioactive Man also mentions a "Secret Crisis on Erstatz Earths".
  • MAD Magazine #448 provided a review of the fictional "Infinite Secret Crisis on All Earthly Worlds," which sought to solve the continuity problems by killing absolutely everyone, in alphabetical order.
  • In the Justice League episode "A Better World, Part 1", an alternate Martian Manhunter lures the Justice League into a trap by deploying a story similar to the maxi-series: the part that can be heard is "...and the dimensions appear to be collapsing on each other" and "...perhaps by combining our forces, we may be able to avert this crisis which threatens all the infinite earths and all the divergent timestreams."
  • The Justice League Unlimited episode "The Once And Future Thing, Part 2," Chronos's disruption of the timeline nearly results in history being erased with a "white field" effect similar to the anti-matter wave of the Crisis. A mastadon phases in front of the characters at one point. The Western era is visited. Batman and Green Lantern chase Chronos to the beginning of time, where they view a hand similar to the Anti-Monitor's holding the source spiral.
  • The fourth and final issue of the Superman & Bugs Bunny mini-series was titled "Cwisis on Infinite Earths".
  • Issue #25 of the Animaniacs showed a preview of fictitious stories supposedly planned for later issues. One of them was "Chaos on Infinite Watertowers!", described as "an epic retooling of the massive Warner universe", in which "worlds collide", "titans clash", and "Wakko gets a new hat".

Blackthorne Publishing was a publisher that specialized in comic books and comic strips that existed in from about 1986-89. ... 1991 1990 in comics 1992 in comics Notable events of 1991 in comics. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... For other uses, see Radioactive Man. ... 1994 1993 in comics 1995 in comics Notable events of 1994 in comics. ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ... JLA/Avengers is a crossover limited series published by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and features two teams of superheroes, DC Comics Justice League of America and Marvels Avengers. ... Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is a comic book writer. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Chronos is a DC Comics supervillain who takes his name from the Greek personification of Time and has the ability to time travel and manipulate history. ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... This article is about the television series. ... Animaniacs logo, featuring Yakko, Wakko, and Dot plus Pinky and the Brain. ...

See also

A crisis in the DC Universe is a significant event, usually one spanning multiple universes. ... This is a timeline of events in the fictional DC Universe, the setting for the stories featured in DC Comics. ... Millennium was a 8-part comic book event miniseries/crossover published by DC Comics. ... Zero Hour: Crisis in Time was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Final Crisis is a comic book limited series to be published by DC Comics, in 2008, directly following the conclusion of the 52-issue Countdown to Final Crisis. ...

References

  1. ^ Rozakis, Bob (2003). It's Bob the Answer Man. Silver Bullet Comics. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.
  2. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths 01 "Crisis Beginings" by Marv Wolfman
  3. ^ Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 Issue #201
  4. ^ DC Comics
  5. ^ DC Comics
  6. ^ Freak-Out on Infant Earths
  7. ^ Mighty Mouse #4 at the Comic Book DB
  8. ^ Mighty Mouse #5 at the Comic Book DB
  9. ^ Radioactive Man #679 at the Comic Book DB

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External links

Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... The Big Comic Book DataBase is a website containing information about comic books. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... A crisis in the DC Universe is a significant event, usually one spanning multiple universes. ... Zero Hour: Crisis in Time was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... This article is about the DC Comics series. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Final Crisis is a comic book limited series to be published by DC Comics, in 2008, directly following the conclusion of the 52-issue Countdown to Final Crisis. ... Cover to Countdown to Infinite Crisis. ... The OMAC Project #1; cover by Jose Ladronn. ... Rann-Thanagar War #1; cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos. ... Day of Vengeance #1; cover by Walter Simonson. ... Villains United is a six-issue comic book limited series, written by Gail Simone with art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, published by DC Comics in 2005. ... In the course of the DC Comics event Infinite Crisis (the seven-issue limited series, its lead-in stories, and various tie-ins), several events in the DC Universes past were retroactively altered by either Superboy-Prime or the separation and re-merging of alternate Earths. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... One Year Later event logo. ... Countdown to Final Crisis, previously titled simply Countdown, is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ... Countdown to Final Crisis, previously titled simply Countdown, is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ... Death of the New Gods is an eight-issue comic book limited series published in 2007 by DC Comics. ... Salvation Run is an upcoming seven-part DC Comics Mini-Series which will tie in to Final Crisis. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... This is a timeline of events in the fictional DC Universe, the setting for the stories featured in DC Comics. ...

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Crisis on Infinite Earths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2835 words)
Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a "12 part maxi-series") and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity.
The term "Crisis" was a word used frequently in DC Comics of the time, as it denoted an inter-dimensional crossover, such as the yearly Justice League/Justice Society crossovers that began with "Crisis on Earth-Two".
Crisis was used by DC as an opportunity to wipe much of its slate clean and make major changes to many of their major revenue-generating comic book series.
Infinite Crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1727 words)
Infinite Crisis was a sequel to DC's 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The 2004 limited series Identity Crisis was not originally labeled as part of the story, but the Prelude to Infinite Crisis special later labeled it as a tie-in.
Countdown to Infinite Crisis was followed by four six-issue limited series: The OMAC Project, Rann-Thanagar War, Day of Vengeance, and Villains United, as well as a four-part limited series DC Special featuring the return of Donna Troy.
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